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Poster: greenone Date: Aug 26, 2006 7:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

Hey all - with the new system in place I thought this might be of use to new and old uploaders alike. Feel free to chime in and add or correct stuff if I'm missing anything. The sample show I'm uploading in this instance is Blues Traveler, 11-21-90; the folder is named bt1990-11-21.flac16 on my hard drive, so I'm including my information so it's absolutely clear what should be included.

1) Go to http://www.archive.org/create.php?lma=1
2) In "Band Abbreviation", type bt
3) In "Concert date", type 1990-11-21
4) In "Rest of identifier", type flac16 (note: no period before "flac16")
5) Hit "Create item!" It'll say "checking for item identifier availability..." and then "Identifier is free. Setting up FTP upload directory for you..." Finally, it'll tell you which FTP server to connect to - use the one in step 2 (unless you're using IE, in which case you're on your own). The FTP it gives me is ia301126.us.archive.org but yours will be different.
6) Open the FTP client of your choice and connect to the server provided. Like the page says, there should already be a folder there - mine is named bt1990-11-21.flac16
7) Upload the files into that directory (FLACs, FFP, TXT, etc.).
8) Once the upload is done, download the "CLICK_HERE_WHEN_DONE.htm" file, or go to the "checkin" URL for your show. The link should look like this: www.archive.org / checkin / bt1990-11-21.flac16 (minus the spaces - don't want to link it up)
9) It might say "Not ready yet. Waiting 10 seconds for checkin..." a few times, but eventually the page will load and say "You may now see your updated item at: http://www.archive.org/details/bt1990-11-21.flac16". Click the link.
10) Go down to the THIRD menu ("Put my etree item into collection:"), choose your band from the drop-down list, and hit "submit etree".
11) You're now at a screen that says "Metadata editor for bt1990-11-21.flac16". Enter the setlist, date, subject, venue, coverage, source, lineage, taper, transferrer, run time, md5's, and notes.
12) In the "Files, formats, and derivations" area at the bottom, "Title" - song title; "Creator" - band; "Album" = YYYY-MM-DD - Venue, and "Track" = track number. Enter as much or as little of that info as you want, though more is better. :)
13) Choose whether you want derivatives or not, and click "Submit".
14) Wait. Within about 5 minutes, the page will be live and the FLACs will be ready for download. Within an hour or so, the derivatives will start popping up as well. By tomorrow, the whole show should be good to go, FLACs, mp3s, oggs, the works.

Congratulations, your show is now public!

(edited instructions slightly on 8/27, nothing else changed)

This post was modified by greenone on 2006-08-27 02:36:24

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Poster: Tyler Date: Jan 25, 2008 8:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

A 'more recent' revision of the upload process was put together on 2007-08-06. this is the new 'authoritative' PDF of upload procedure. The step by step is located here:

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/uploaded-files/Tyler-Uploading_to_LMA_2007-08-06_final.pdf

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Poster: Tyler Date: May 15, 2006 8:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

I haven't tried it but I just wanted to say thank you for getting the text together to help the users upload shows. Glad someone did it! :)

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Poster: skb archives Date: May 18, 2006 5:20am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

It used to be easy.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: May 19, 2006 3:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

hey cm - please tell me you are not going to give up on those great SKB uploads.... please?? :)

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Poster: Tom4Panic Date: May 19, 2006 4:25am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

Yeah, Charlie! Please don't stop uploading those sick Kimock recordings! Like I said earlier in the week, your stage recordings deserve to win a freakin award! They are just absolutley amazing sounding.

Those matrix SKB shows are something else too! I wouldn't mind hearing some more of them! ;) They send me into a different state of reality. Yikes!

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Poster: hrminer92 Date: Jul 1, 2006 11:31am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

No kidding. You used to be able to batch upload all the shows you wanted to submit to one host (no interaction thanks to .netrc) and then go to the contribution page after they were finished uploading. How long is the old upload ftp site going to be in operation?

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Poster: daffaela Date: Nov 15, 2013 11:42pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

I can see the reasoning behind releasing a highlight of a show as a bonus disc but it seems like they constantly pick the wrong shows to chop vs what they release whole. guess as in that post LIA posted its really driven home that they really dont know what the fans want although to be fair we dont always agree ourselves

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Poster: Tyler Date: Jul 14, 2006 10:28am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

"How long is the old upload ftp site going to be in operation? "

If you are referring to audio-uploads.archive.org .. please DO NOT continue to upload to that server. Follow the above directions. Uploaded shows to audio-uploads.archive.org (the old server system) will not be easily included in the LMA system and it is just a big headache for everyone involved. Yes, it sucks that batch uploads are no longer easily done. If you want to upload several shows at once, a possibility is to open several instances of your FTP program, and start the process for each individual show. good luck!

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Poster: sapo Date: Oct 23, 2006 1:17pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

I just wasted 2 freaking days of uploading a large batch of shows just to find out when I finished that the process has changed. You should REALLY disable the old ftp login so that uploads to it are no longer possible. 2 days wasted. Total crap.

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Poster: Tyler Date: Oct 24, 2006 7:03am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

Here are the instructions on uploading to the new system

http://www.archive.org/about/faq.php?faq_id=241

we are working on disabling the old FTP upload server.

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Poster: sapo Date: Oct 24, 2006 12:48pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

I'm much calmer today. Sorry 'bout that. Just...the realization that I spent 2 days uploading for nothing.....ouch.

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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: May 15, 2006 8:53am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide

You rock, Dave! The FAQ just updated
http://www.archive.org/about/faqs.php#119
currently points here as the best example. :)

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jun 21, 2015 10:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the ignorant

Can you give me a hint to what error I'm making in my uploading?.
I'm the admin of a collection. I'm trying to add a more complete version of a show to an existing file. The file is under 600,000 kb.
https://archive.org/details/BnR129090673

When I log on to that page while logged in as the collection admin and click "Edit Item" - then click - "Change the files" I have two options.

1. Classic Uploader which gives a "BnR129Full090673.wav Server (IO) Error"
or
2. Right clicking on "Tree Root" then clicking on "Add... " then selecting the file and clicking "Upload". This causes my Firefox browser to go into a 45 minute spinning circle of dots that never completes.

PS, I recommend you listen to the 3 minute show already in place. If you do not know Bob and Ray I will explain this show. This is two men and a sound effects guy playing a clip from another recording in the background. It was broadcast during drive time for a radio show in 1973 on WOR in New York. The two men do all the voices and wrote this material. This show within show within show is of a aged Broadway star couple hosting a 5 am morning TV show while the script writer tries to figure out what the plot will be and the equipment catches fire. If I can upload the full show you will be able to hear most of the three hours broadcast from that day.
Thanks.

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Poster: vanark Date: Jun 21, 2015 4:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the ignorant

Edit > Edit Files > Classic Uploader is the way to go to add a file to your collection.

Please try again - Server I/O Errors are generally temporary.

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jun 21, 2015 5:15pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the ignorant

Thanks, it still fails now so I'll give it a couple of days.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 21, 2015 7:03pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the ignorant

alternate way to upload to an existing item:

1. go to archive.org/upload?identifier=BnR129090673 then hit your return key
2. drag your file into the graybox
3. click the "Add files to existing item" button

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jun 22, 2015 4:44pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the uncomprehending.

Jeff,
I will not list all my credentials but will say I've used computers since before you could purchase them. I was a guy who could code in Hexi and was happy when VI arrived. Machines and I get along well. If I have this much trouble then something is wrong.

You are not the problem Jeff, you are just the only account at IA that ever responds helpfully so of course things will seem directed toward you.

Uploading to the page failed every time and each of us tried at least three times. No colorful descriptions about the black curtain of mystery and the need to type [?identifier=BnR129090673]. Who would know to do that? Like all the new sort procedures that require three steps, why?

It just fails. The BETA experience is still poor and I lost the wager that we could do the file addition to an existing page.

I will always wonder what happened here at IA and why did they do it. I do not want an answer from you, Jeff. I don't think this is your fault.

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Poster: vanark Date: Jun 22, 2015 5:45pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the uncomprehending.

Despite your current experience, you are able to add files to an existing upload. I can't give you a technical explanation why you are getting a server I/O error when you try to do so. It is not because it is not allowed. Something else is interfering with the upload.

If I had access to the WAV file, I would try to upload on your behalf. If you want to try to send it to me via dropbox or wetransfer or whatever other file transfer service you want to use, I will attempt to upload it to see if I am also getting a server I/O error.

vanark at gmail if you want to email me a link.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Jun 22, 2015 6:52pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide for the uncomprehending.

i am not an engineer so there is only so deep my explanations can go. while i don't discount the transition pains i can say that, as far as i know, in this case there is no beta vs classic issues related to uploading. both versions of the site use the same uploaders. if uploading failed the issue was something else.

what makes helping difficult is when i can't duplicate the problem so can't try to solve it or escalate it to an engineer. i just successfully upload and item and added a file to it. it's at https://archive.org/details/test21050622

i'm not sure if i've asked you before but what OS/browser did you use? what other browser might you have tried?

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Poster: BNRToast Date: Jun 23, 2015 3:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: New upload procedure - step-by-step guide into partial success.

Windows/Firefox 38.0.5

It is comical that I needed to exit BETA and go to "Most recent posts" to find the forum posting that tries to help me Upload.

I did finally get one of the new files to stay with the old page using the same method I have used in the past. During the process my revised text disappeared and the first file uploaded went away.

Does this BETA really have advantages?